Livestock and pet owners should be on the lookout for potential animal health issues related to flooding throughout Texas in recent weeks, said Dr. Terry Hensley, a Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory expert.
Issues can include-
- Hoof abscesses
- Crusty and scaly skin
(once infected, animals will shed the disease-causing organism through urine and contaminate the environment)
- Hazardous trash washed downstream
- Forage increases in prussic acid and nitrate levels